Sheboygan Sun Newspaper

Ruth Buttke

Ruth E. Buttke, age 92, of Sheboygan died Saturday morning October 26, 2019 at a local nursing home. Ruth was born December 6, 1926 in Sheboygan to the late Paul and Elizabeth (Schultz) Fibiger. She attended Sheboygan schools and graduated from Central High School in 1945. Ruth was united in marriage to Elwood Buttke on September 30, 1950 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church; he preceded her in death on March 23, 2018. Prior to Ruth raising her children she was employed as a receptionist at the Sheboygan Clinic. Ruth played the cello in the Sheboygan Civic Orchestra, played a little golf and enjoyed going to musicals and traveling.

Ruth is survived by her children Cynthia (Mark) Wickboldt of Chicago, Kathleen Ann (Gary) Klein-Wassink of San Diego, CA, Joel (Ingrid) Wickboldt of Palatine, IL, Anne Rachel (Jeffrey) Anderson of Mt. Prospect, IL, granddaughter, Anne Rachel (Jeffrey) Anderson of Mt. Prospect, IL; great-grandchildren, Eva Ruth and Elsie Rhoda Wickboldt, and Eleanor Elisabeth Anderson; sister, Doris Nack of Berlin, WI; as well as nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Betty (Walter) Brown, brothers Marvin (Minnie) Fibiger, Norman (LaVerne) Fibiger and Roger Nack, and sister-in-law Beatrice Buttke.

A visitation will be held at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, November 11, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1121 Georgia Ave., Sheboygan from 9:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m.  Entombment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

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(The family requests that memorial be designated for Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School.)

Services Rendered by: Reinbold Novak Funeral Home

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